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Thomas Tuchel: Rulebreaker

Daniel Meuren, Tobias Schachter

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From the publisher:

When Thomas Tuchel arrived at Chelsea in January 2021, having been unceremoniously sacked by PSG, few could imagine that a mere four months later he would be leading the Blues to victory in the UEFA Champions League final. Tuchel inherited a misfiring Chelsea side that he quickly galvanised with his exciting attacking style and brilliant tactical thinking. But who is Thomas Tuchel? Fans of his former clubs PSG, Borussia Dortmund and Mainz would describe him as one of the best football managers in the world.

An innovator, tactician, rulebreaker and sometimes controversialist, Tuchel went from a youth manager with Mainz to the top of the Bundesliga with Dortmund in just five years. He has identified and nurtured rising talents, such as Andre Schurrle and Christian Pulisic, and has also managed dressing rooms full of superstars, including Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. This is the definitive story of Thomas Tuchel: from his early days as an academy player at Augsburg and as a young manager at Mainz, to his successful but conflict-laden stint at Dortmund, his bittersweet tenure at PSG and finally his arrival mid-season at Chelsea.

Compelling and revealing, Thomas Tuchel: Rulebreaker provides a fascinating insight into the life and mind of one of the most exciting coaching talents in football today.

The author:

Daniel Meuren is a journalist for the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He is the author of a number of books covering both men's and women's football. He has closely followed Thomas Tuchel's career since his days as a junior coach at Mainz.

Tobias Schachter works for the newspaper Badische Neueste Nachrichten in Karlsruhe, Germany. He previously lived in Istanbul and is the author of a book on Turkish football. He first met Thomas Tuchel on the pitch in the mid-1990s when he played for VfR Mannheim against Tuchel's SSV Ulm in Germany's third division.


22 x 13 cm
320 pages
September 2021